Guest speaker: Dr. Brandon Barnett, Director of Corporate Strategy, Intel

Date and Time: Friday, May 22nd, 2015  @ 12pm – 2pm

Location: Yahoo HQ, Silicon Valley (701 First Ave. Sunnyvale)

 Host: Kenneth A. Goldman, CFO, Yahoo

Table Topic:  Growing Your Business Through Transformational Innovations

Brandon Barnett has spent his career experimenting with strategies to achieve new growth businesses: inventing new technologies, incubating new businesses, and most recently researching fundamentals of new market landscapes. Currently, as Director of Business Innovation in Intel Labs, Brandon is focused on executing research programs in the area of business analytics and external incubation. He combines complex systems theories with ethnographic research, business theory, and predictive markets to develop data-based business frameworks that point to new bases of competition in emerging market landscapes.

Table Topic Description:

Research shows that over 70% of business growth is generated from Transformational Innovations. However, they are often treated as peripheral strategies and lack support and adequate resource allocation. How can companies put their analysis to work and bring these transformational innovations to the center of strategy development? Dr. Barnett leads a discussion about what it means to create strategies through the lens of industry transformation. In this keynote, Dr. Barnett will describe how his team at Intel studies dynamics in the social, economic, business and technology foundations of industries and executes innovation programs that probe the transformation potential (vs market potential) on core business and growth strategies.

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Presentation available upon request.

Confirmed Guests:

Dr. Brandon Barnett, Director of Corporate Strategy, Intel

Amit Varma, Chief Strategy Officer, HCL America

Barbara Holzapfel, Chief Marketing Officer, Addepar

Bob Miller, Director of Innovation & Partnerships, Nestle Purina

Bob Swan, Chief Financial Officer, Ebay

Christine Deakin, Chief Strategy Officer, Wells Fargo

Duncan Logan, CEO & Founder, Rocketspace

Frank Fu, Director of External Technology, Coca-Cola

Jayashree Subrahmonia, VP Development and Delivery, IBM Watson

Marion Pyle, Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer, EMG Digital Media

Mark Chandler, Director of International Affairs, City of San Francisco

Mohi Ahmed, Director of Open Innovation, Fujitsu

Todd Schofield, Managing Director, Standard Chartered Bank

Philip Skogstad, Senior Director, SAP

Pradeep Kathail, Chief Technology Officer, Cisco

Russell Pyle, Co-founder and CEO, EMG Digital Media

Shinji Asakura, General Manager Global Reseach, GE

Steve Myers, Chief Technology Officer, Optum Healthcare

Swati Dasgupta, Director of Venture Technology, Siemens Technology-to-Business

Vivek Wadhwa, Vice President of Innovation, Singularity University

Ken Goldman, Chief Financial Officer, Yahoo

Maria Carkovic, Executive Director, Institute for Business Innovation, Berkeley Haas

Jeff Rosenthal, CEO , Center for Executive Education, UC Berkeley

Solomon Darwin, Executive Director, Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation,  Berkeley Haas